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Poster: justasking Date: Feb 8, 2005 12:06am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Public Domain question

When a film becomes public domain is everything contained therein public domain. That is, are all the images, the music, the narrators voice... all of it clear to use?

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Poster: Molicious Date: Mar 10, 2005 8:19am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

I am in the same situation wanting to use some songs from the movies presented here in my production. Would really be nice to know if they are legal or not.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Staffakb Date: Feb 8, 2005 7:53am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

There may be multiple copyrightable expressions contained within a movie. Whether a particular one is copyrighted or public domain can be independent of the others.

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Poster: TubeVision Date: Feb 8, 2005 10:00am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

A somewhat similar example of this I've seen involves my all time favorite TV show - "The Beverly Hillbillies." Some of the first episodes of that show are apparently in the Public Domain now because there are any number of cheapo VHS/DVD collections available of those early b&w episodes. Apparently the theme song is still protected however because none of them ever include the actual opening/closing segments of the show. A few of them note this on the package.

So it would seem that the same could be true of a film.

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Poster: justasking Date: Feb 8, 2005 9:29pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

...so this gets back to my original posting. What part of the films that are on this site that are marked as PD are actually PD?

Is it just the image, itself?

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Poster: woodyy Date: Feb 9, 2005 12:35am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

My question too...For example, can I repurpose a short clip of music from a wonderful film in the collection that introduces the 1960 ford fairlane, for use in something of my own creation?....If I can,how should I attribute it? Also,Do I need to obscure any trademark images, if I use the visuals in something of my own creation,( if there is some chance of me receiving money for the work and it's not 100% fair use)??

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Poster: justasking Date: Feb 11, 2005 4:18am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

It is amazing to me how freely this site and others like it openly and willfully advise visitors to freely copy and appropriate these materials for their own use... even commercial... without even the slightest suggestion that it may not, in fact, be entirely legal to do so.

I know for a fact that whole DVD's are being sold on Ebay that are nothing more than compilations of films downloaded for free from this site.

This post was modified by justasking on 2005-02-11 10:57:07

This post was modified by justasking on 2005-02-11 12:18:27

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Poster: Jah Gussi Date: Feb 14, 2005 4:44pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

That's cool or not cool but are they makeing any real money, I just bought a load of these films from the pound shop 3 classic horrors of the silver screen vol 7 for one pound It's cheaper than downloading or buyin from ebay. Details

3 Classic Horrors of the Silver Screen Vol.7

Attack of the Giant Leeches 1959 62min -
The Amazing Transparent Man 1960 58min -
Revolt of the Zombies 1936 65min -

VFC 67425 / CE 039

On the back cover of all the DVD's

PAL 4x3 Full Frame

Programme content, artwork and photography (c) 2004 Classic Entertainment. All Rights Reserved.

Warning the copyright proprietor has licensed this DVD (including its soundtrack) for private home use only. Unless otherwise expressly licensed by the copyright proprietor, all other rights are reserved. Any unauthorised copying, editing, exhibition, renting, lending, public performance, diffusion and or broadcast of this DVD, or any part thereof, is strictly prohibited. This DVD is not to be exported, resuppplied or distributed by way of trade outside the EU without a proper license from Classic Entertainment. (Disc format DVD9).

I try'd searchin' on the net with no luck for Classic Entertainment.

How do they get away with copyrighting PD Stuff
they ain't done nothing to, most of the films I've viewed look straight copies from here.

Just slapped a cover on the DVD with all that copyright stuff.

So I'll say it again here I've already sampled your soundtracks because to me they are in the PD

You'll have a big problem in court, so we best start Now before I release my Remixes of all these old movies.

I do intend to make money so be (edited).

To Mr P thanks for all the great movies your Very Very nice man, what a shame there are no more of the classic 20s stuff about.





This post was modified by Jah Gussi on 2005-02-13 06:16:51

This post was modified by Jah Gussi on 2005-02-15 00:44:20

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Poster: justasking Date: Feb 13, 2005 5:16am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

You just might want to read over the TERMS (click on the link above) for you use of this site. You will see that "Mr. P" will not be standing by you in court for your actions regarding the use of his downloads. In fact, you have already agreed (by your use of this site) to pay for Mr. P's legal fees, should he be hauled into court by your illicit actions.

Yep, you'd all better understand them there Terms cause you is on your own when the FBI comes a knockin.

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Poster: Jah Gussi Date: Feb 14, 2005 5:01pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: Public Domain question

That's funny looking at my own post, I can edit it, let's see. Still they'd print out the orginal.

To Mr P & the FBI

To date I've made about -500 in wasted time lock-me-up hey I'll use that for my next remix. Quick remix it before they turn up.

I just finished one Kimono dub video mix is was ment to be a version of Out of one man comes many dubs. Don't sound nothing like it.

Don't worry I won't be makin' big money, I got holes in my pockets. Wow I've edited all that white space cool.



This post was modified by Jah Gussi on 2005-02-15 01:01:35